The Police Services Board approved the 2022 net Operating Budget for York Regional Police of $376.8 million, which is a 4.49 percent increase over the 2021 Budget and includes the addition of 27 staff for combating serious and violent crimes, organizational effectiveness and transformation, and advancing learning and development. The 2022 Police Operating Budget continues to maintain the lowest policing cost per capita in Canada among comparable police services serving populations of over 1 million residents.
The Board also approved the 2022 York Regional Police Capital Budget of $32.8 million. The expenditures include $8.6 million for information technology, $11.7 million for vehicles, $1.3 million for communication equipment, $8.7 million for facilities primarily for the completion of #1 District Headquarters and $2.5 million for specialized equipment. Financing for the capital budget is a combination of contributions from reserves, debenture proceeds repaid from development charges, debt reduction reserve funding, development charge collections and external funding.
The 2022 Police Budget was approved by Regional Council in December 2021.